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Leeds climate researchers working to tackle the environmental crisis and help the world achieve net zero carbon emissions are preparing to address 200 world leaders at COP26. Known in full as the 26th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference of the Parties, COP is a yearly summit where leaders negotiate a response to global climate…
The bold, rapid action needed to tackle the climate and ecological crisis presents an unparalleled opportunity for higher education institutions, argues a working paper from a group of academic experts from the COP26 Universities Network. Embedding climate change education into all levels of practice should be a dynamic process that responds to society’s changing circumstances,…
A Leeds expert working at the cutting edge of climate research has received a prestigious national award. Dr Viktoria Spaiser had been awarded a Future Leaders Fellowship from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Created in 2018, the Government-backed scheme is designed to promote ambitious and challenging research and innovative work by some of the UK’s…
International company Lansinoh Laboratories Inc., led by a University of Leeds alumnus, is supporting the latest Priestley PhD scholarship. The doctoral research project, supervised by Dr Jim McQuaid, Professor Dan Marsh, and Dr Kirsty Pringle, will examine the co-benefits of a low-carbon economy: improved air quality and reduced global warming. Air pollution kills around seven…
The health impact of climate extremes has been highlighted in a new report featuring academics from the Priestley International Centre for Climate. Published in partnership with the Climate Coalition, the report includes research analysis by Dr Jenny Armstrong, Dr Ben Rabb and Priestley PhD researcher Bianca van Bavel. Their contribution focuses on temperature and extreme heat,…